visual art

Artist Talk: David Mach

Posted by on January 28th, 2016 No Comments
Artist Talk: David Mach Presented by Shetland Arts in association with UHI/Shetland College David Mach, Tuner prize nominated and well-renowned Scottish sculptor and installation artist, will be giving a talk about his life and work. With influences from Pop Art and consumerism, Mach employs a sense of performance and unexpectedness in his work, as well playing with a sense… Read the rest...

The Fish Van Collection

Posted by on October 30th, 2015 No Comments
The Fish Van Collection Pelagic Sculpture Project Artist Appointed After a calm ferry crossing, artist Jo Chapman arrived in Lerwick last week to begin her ten week residency here. During these next few weeks, Jo will be out and about meeting people with her ‘Fish Van Collection’ inviting communities to join her in workshops, capturing images and learning more… Read the rest...

Svenska

Posted by on October 26th, 2015 No Comments
Svenska The best in Swedish-inspired art, craft and design will be showcased in the upcoming exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery.  Svenska, opens on the evening of Friday 30th October and will run through until the end of the year. The exhibition will feature the work of five printmakers from Gotland-based collective Grafikgruppen.  There will be new work… Read the rest...

Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel.

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015 No Comments
Popular Life Drawing classes return to Mareel. The popular Life Drawing Classes are returning to Mareel this winter, with the addition of a one-off tutored session, led by artist Heather Wilson. Life Drawing Classes have been running successfully at Mareel for the past 18 months, with regular attendees of all abilities enjoying the chance to practice drawing a real life nude model.… Read the rest...

Public invited take part in survey on future of Visual Arts and Craft in Shetland

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Public invited take part in survey on future of Visual Arts and Craft in Shetland Following discussions at The Garrison Theatre  and Global Yell earlier this year, Shetland Arts is inviting members of the public to take part in a survey to gather thoughts and views from interested parties on what their hopes and ambitions are for the future development of Visual Arts and Crafts in Shetland. The survey includes… Read the rest...

Danish Diaspora, Scotland Seen With Danish Eyes

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Danish Diaspora, Scotland Seen With Danish Eyes Bonhoga Gallery, Saturday 12 September – Sunday 25 October Public Opening Friday 11 September 6-7.30pm An exhibition by five internationally recognised Scottish Danes opens next week at Bonhoga, featuring ceramics and baskets, jewellery and boxes in a diverse range of styles and materials. On the final leg of its Scotland-wide tour, Danish Diaspora is an… Read the rest...

Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington Shetland Arts is hosting a series of workshops with artist Berenice Carrington as part of the new exhibition Unearthed which opens at Bonhoga on 25 July.  The workshops suitable for all levels of experience   Ethnographic drawing Wednesday 29 July 1-4pm Mareel Green Room An introduction to the method that has been the basis for… Read the rest...

Public invited to have their say on future development priorities for Visual Art & Craft

Posted by on July 9th, 2015 No Comments
Public invited to have their say on future development priorities for Visual Art & Craft Following the success of recent consultations on Theatre earlier this year, Shetland Arts is hosting a series of meetings to discuss the future priorities for the development of Visual Art and Craft in Shetland. The first meeting will be held at the Garrison Theatre at 6pm – 7pm on Tuesday 14th July.  A second meeting… Read the rest...

Shadowed Valley

Posted by on June 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Shadowed Valley Artist Fraser Taylor returns to Shetland 6 June – 19 July 2015 Public Opening 5 June 6pm – 7.30pm During June and July, Bonhoga Gallery is proud to be showing an exhibition of work based on the history of the Weisdale valley. ‘Shadowed Valley’, the title of the exhibition, is taken from the book of… Read the rest...

‘Eye Can Draw’ exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar.

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 No Comments
'Eye Can Draw' exhibition on display in Upper Cafe bar. The wall space in the Upper Café Bar at Mareel has been transformed this week with the new exhibition, Eye Can Draw. Bringing together the work of two artists Jackie Smith and Dawson Murray, the exhibition explores the use of eye-tracking technology as a drawing tool for those with limited or no mobility. Both Jackie… Read the rest...